Ever since the Monday Night RAW was announced to be the exclusive home of the Cruiserweight division, rumors have been rampant as to which superstars will make the cut. The recently concluded Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network was extremely successful with the fans loving every bit of in-ring action.
WWE recently confirmed six names from the Cruiserweight division that will appear on Monday Night RAW. Now these talented superstars will have the opportunity to work before a larger audience and showcase their skills.
Featuring 32 compititors from around the globe, the WWE Cruiserweight Classic was won by T.J. Perkins. The charismatic Perkins will introduce the Cruiserweight Championship to the New Era in WWE, but he won’t be alone.
According to the announcement, others superstars such as Brian Kendrick, Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Noam Dar have been confirmed to join the RAW roster.
Of these names, Brian Kendrick has earlier been a part of the WWE roster back in the day. He had won the Tag team championship at one point with Paul London. Viewers of the show WWE Total Divas may also remember him as the guy who trained Eva Marie. Metalik too is no pushover as he was the runner-up in the championship match.
It is being speculated that some current members of the RAW roster may also be a part of the Cruiserweight division. Out of them, the names of Sin Cara and Neville are prominent. Both haven’t done much after the brand split.
Sin Cara was fed to Braun Stroman while Neville has jobbed for Kevin Owens and Jericho.
However, a number of names were visibly missing from the announcement for the show at Memphis this Monday. This includes the likes of Akira Tozawa, Jack Gallager, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa. Another WWE alumnus, Tajiri was also left out. He had earlier competed in the WWE and was a three time Cruiserweight Champion with the previous belt.
The addition of new talent to the roster will certainly help the ratings for RAW and enable them to go toe to toe with SmackDown after the blue brand domination post WWE Backlash. New feuds could potentially attaract new viewers.
Monday Night RAW has been struggling to fill the three hour slot post the brand split and we have got a number of jobber matches. RAW has also faced stiff competition from Monday Night Football on ESPN. Fresh talent, new styles and matches on the show, it could rev things up a bit and turn things around for the red brand.
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